MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A Myrtle Beach man came home to a Powerball ticket worth $100,000. He bought the winning ticket before going on vacation, not realizing he won until he got back.
The ticket, missing the jackpot by one number, was for the December 5 drawing and purchased from Kangaroo #3490 on Oleander Drive in Myrtle Beach.
"I can't complain," he said.
The winner scored in a major way from changes that took place to the Powerball game in October. Last year at this time, his prize would have only been $20,000 for matching four white ball numbers and the red Powerball number with PowerPlay.
"Retirement is going to be sweeter," he admitted.
The odds of matching four white ball numbers and the red Powerball number are 1 in 913,129 and the odds of a 2X multiplier being selected are 1 in 1.79.
Kangaroo #3490 received a commission of $1,000 for selling the claimed ticket.
The estimated jackpot for the December 19 drawing is $202 million.